THE BEST HOLIDAY EVER is made even better by the annual Lucasfilm Halloween Party and costume contest. I haven’t missed a party in the 12+ years that I’ve been working here, and every year the costumes are EPIC! Since it’s about that time again, I thought I’d post up some of the favorites from yesteryears:
1. MONTY PYTHON’S HOLY GRAIL:
By far the best year ever. A small army of us got together, and I think we had about every dang character in the movie represented. A couple of the guys even built a to-scale Trojan Rabbit that we wheeled in to the sound stage where the party was taking place. We won top prize, but had to split it 30 ways! But by far the highlight of the evening was having THE BOSS take his picture with us. Here’s some pictures from that night, (not pictured: Roger the Shrubber, the Rabbit with Big Sharp Pointy Teeth, and Sir Not Appearing In This Film).
2. BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE:
Another big group effort. We had every character from Bill and Ted, (minus Rufus), complete with telephone booth. That year we got second place, but it’s totally cool because we lost to the most adorable JAWS cast ever.
3. SPINAL TAP:
Smaller group that year, but tons of fun props and stage shenanigans. Our drummer couldn’t make it to the party, but it’s probably for the best, since he probably would have vaporized anyway. We placed again, and plus, some random gnomes showed up and danced around our mini Stone’enge.
4. SMURF HEADHUNTER:
Another group of us that went as “things that kill cute things”. My costume was a witch doctress that accessorized with beheaded Smurfs.
5. BABY WAMPA:
I made this costume for one of my friends’ baby girl. I don’t think it went over quite so well with her, but it was fun to make: